A father of 5 led authorities to a gruesome discovery after he confessed to killing his children and dumping their bodies on a dirt road. The murdered children ranged in age from 1 to 8 years old. So sad.
Timothy Ray Jones, 32, reportedly drove for hours with his five children — ages ranging from 1 to 8 years old — dead in the back of his car before allegedly dumping their lifeless bodies in Alabama, two states away from their South Carolina home. After being arrested during a routine traffic stop in Mississippi, Timothy confessed to killing all 5 of his children and helped investigators uncover their bodies. Now, he faces child neglect charges and may face murder charges once he is returned to officials in S.C. Awful.
Father Confesses To Killing 5 Young Children
What a monster.
On Sept. 3, Timothy’s ex-wife reported their 5 children as missing. Just three days later on Saturday, Sept. 6, Timothy was detained in Mississippi where local police claim he appeared to be under the influence, reports the Daily Mail.
Sadly, it wasn’t until Tuesday, Sept. 9, that authorities were able to uncover the bodies of Timothy’s children, ranging in age from 1 to 8 years old. Reports claim the children were individually wrapped in garbage bags.
“This is a very tragic situation,” District Attorney Michael Jackson in Wilcox County, Alabama shared. “These kids’ lives were snuffed out before they had a chance to enjoy life. Justice will be served.”
Even though Timothy allegedly confessed to killing his children, he refused to provide a motive for his horrifying actions. Timothy and the children’s mother are reportedly divorced, and he supposedly had full custody of their five children.
Our thoughts go out to the rest of the childrens family and friends during this incredibly devastating time.
— Lauren Cox